I am hoping to collect ANY and ALL left over crafting materials you may want to purge out of your stashes/collections. Everything from granny squares, yo-yos, yarn, fabric, glue sticks, pom poms, hooks, needles, pins, thread, - you name it and it will find a wonderful home.
Recently my grandmother invited me to a wonderful group at a local church. This group consists of a dozen women, most of whom are older than me (I'm 40), with my grandmother being the eldest at 85. These women gather each and every Thursday from noon until 4pm EST and do nothing but - yes you guessed it - CRAFT their blessed little hearts away!!!!!
The church has donated an entire room for these women who volunteer their time and energy. When I asked what it was they did with the items they made I was amazed because not only do they sell some of their handmade items in upcoming bazaars as fundraisers for the church, but they also make items to donate to the local hospitals, police and fire departments, families and people in need, homeless shelters, battered women and children centers, as well as the local animal shelters.
Once I heard and witnessed how much they did for the entire community I felt I had to do my part and started making some simple "peep" and butterfly magnets for them to sell at their next bazaar. Sadly I'm not a factory but the thought occurred to me today on my way home to ask everyone here at the 'Ville for some help.
The girls have received 2 splendid sewing machines to add to their room as well as some scraps of fabric. They also have a small collection of craft books, some left over yarn balls, some buttons and a few other odds and ends but nothing really substantial enough to get them really rolling on making alot of any one kind of item. So I'm asking that anyone here who wishes to help me in my quest, please give me a holler and I'll give my mailing address to you. I'd like to try to give them a box of goodies at least once a month with things that will not only add to their supplies, but also to their stashes for future projects. In advance I'd like to thank you so much for your time, kindness, and giving nature.